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Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions

A guide to the interactions of herbal medicines

Second edition

Edited by Elizabeth Williamson - Professor of Pharmacy Practice University of Reading, Samuel Driver - Development Editor, Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions, RPS, UK and Karen Baxter - Editor, Stockley's Drug Interactions, RPS, UK

Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions is now in its second edition and remains a unique collaboration between a team of experts in the fields of drug interactions, clinical herbal medicines, phytopharmacovigilance and regulation of herbal medicinal products. It provides an invaluable reference text for all healthcare professionals who require evidence-based information on the interactions of conventional medicines with herbal medicines, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions brings together available data on over 190 of the most commonly used herbal medicines, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals in highly structured, rigorously researched, and fully referenced monographs.

Key features include:

Ease of use

  • Structured format allows user to target key information at-a-glance

Clinically relevant

  • Each monograph contains a concise summary on the available evidence and guidance on how the interaction can be managed

Ratings system

  • Simple and intuitively understood, familiar to users of key drug interactions reference works

Worldwide appeal

  • As well as commonly used synonyms nomenclature includes approved pharmacopoeial names from Europe and the US


  • Full, comprehensive interactions indexing, with lead-ins from appropriate synonyms

Extensively updated for this second edition over 40 new monographs have been added for herbal medicines and dietary supplements, including Blue cohosh, Bergamot, Carnitine derivatives, Goat's rue, Hibiscus, Holy basil, Juniper, Kava and Squill. Substantial updates have been undertaken to the standing content, including revisions of the interactions of St John's wort, Milk thistle, Evening primrose oil, Ginkgo and many others.

Adobe PDF Sample chapter (639 KB)

From reviews of the previous edition:

'This edition is very easy to read and is a convenient size for easy reference. It is highly recommended as the number of patients taking these products along with prescription and nonprescription medications increases.'
The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Volume 6, Issue 33 14th August 2009

'...from a regulatory and research perspective...expanding Stockley's Medicines Interactions into the field of herbal medicines and (food) supplements is an essential step towards a safer use of these products. Because of its breadth in scope and the very careful editing, the book will be an excellent, critical and up-to-date handbook on herb-drug interactions, but will also serve as a source if information about many commonly used herbal medicines and supplements. The book is essential in the fast developing field of 'natural medicines' (or phytotherapy) and I recommend it to anyone involved in the production, prescription and dispensing of such products or in teaching in this field.'
Michael Heinrich, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 126 (2009) 375 (October)

'This book is an invaluable source of information. It is well structured such that the readers find instantly what they have been looking for. It is also comprehensive and authoritative. This book should be on the shelves of all clinicians who use herbal medicines. It should also be a must for general practitioners who are often confronted with questions about herb-drug interactions without prescribing herbal remedies themselves.'
E Ernst, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, December 2009

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Dietary Supplements

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Herbal Medicines

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Stockley's Drug Interactions

Eleventh edition





Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions




ISBN 978 0 85711 026 8

Published Feb 2013

246 x 189mm (528pp)

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